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BECKLEY

APPLIED INNOVATION CENTER

Located at WVU Tech, the Beckley LaunchLab offers hands-on idea development support, education, mentorship, resources and connections to help advance innovative entrepreneurs. To start, fill out our intake form.

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WVU’s LaunchLab is here to help students, faculty and staff develop and grow their own business ideas in entrepreneurship and innovation.

About LaunchLab

Intake Form

If you have an idea for a new company or product, turn it into a reality at the LaunchLab! For details on filling out the Intake form view our FAQs page.  

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Meet the Team

Our Team believes that entrepreneurship and innovation are the keys to economic prosperity for our students, the region and the state, and we’re ready to unlock your potential.

 Meet the Team

Upcoming Opportunities

Get excited for the spring semester with some exciting upcoming events! 


Join us February 21, 2019 @ 5:00 p.m. in Room 101, Innovation Building. Students from across West Virginia will pitch their ideas to a panel of judges and compete for cash prizes. 

Attend the 2nd annual Demo Day April 25, 2019! Students, faculty, and staff will converge to present their ideas, innovations, and inventions for an opportunity to win funding to further their work. 

Featured News

These panelists contributed to the how to fund a startup lecture.

WVU LaunchLab workshops to support entrepreneurs and innovators across campus

Students, faculty, staff and community members attended the discussions to hear firsthand from innovation experts, investors and entrepreneurs what they need to know to potentially move their ideas and discoveries into market.

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WVU Tech student explores innovation with Fungi.

Bear Tracks Magazine highlights innovation across WVU Tech’s Campus

Nima ShahabShahmir is an information systems student at WVU Tech. Growing up in Tehran, Iran, he spent many of his formative years living with an ever-present reminder of humanity’s impact on the environment. As one of the most polluted cities on the planet, Tehran’s blanket of smog claims dozens of lives every day. 

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WVU's LaunchLab hosted its first annual manufacturing day pitch competition.

WVU’s LaunchLab Network recognized on the global stage

The WVU LaunchLab was recognized on the global stage as an Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Center at the Global Consortium for Entrepreneurship Center’s annual conference in Chicago, Illinois on Oct. 21.

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Matt Nelson presents WeRateDogs startup success story.

Founder of popular dog-based Twitter accounts shares story with WVU Tech students

While most people were using Twitter to tweet about what they had for breakfast in the morning, in 2014 Matt Nelson was using it as a comedic standpoint to share his love of a good joke. Nelson, who moved to Charleston when he was eight-years old, is the founder of two popular Twitter accounts — WeRateDogs and Thoughts of Dog. 

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Innovation building

LaunchLab Beckley Location and Hours:

Innovation Building  |   WVU Tech

109 Innovation Center 
Beckley, WV 
304-929-1343 
Monday-Friday 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.


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